Blog From The Experts

EMDR: How the Heck Can Eye Movement Help Trauma?

First, let’s talk about trauma. There are all kinds of trauma both physical (like a serious injury) or emotional (like an assault). Sometimes there is a combination of both. We all have a pretty solid grasp on how our bodies can heal from physical trauma, but healing from emotional trauma is not so clear. Here’s a common example that illustrates this. We have all gotten a splinter at some point....

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The Benefits of Private Yoga

Perhaps one of your New Year’s resolutions this January is to get your health back on track.  Yoga could be a great option for you as it can help with anxiety, depression, sleep, chronic pain, flexibility… the list goes on. But joining a yoga class can be intimidating, especially if you are new to yoga.  You may not have thought about doing a private yoga class (just you and your instructor), or...

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Comfort Zone

They say that the magic happens outside of your comfort zone. However, stepping out of our comfort zones can be a very difficult thing to muster up. At times, it can feel like you’re just stuck in one place. How can we teach ourselves to be the brave g0-getters we so heavily admire? The very first thing to do is accept that you are going to be uneasy at first. Doing something that strays...

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A Nurse Practitioner’s Perspective on Mental Health

  What are Some Causes of Depression and Anxiety? Depression and anxiety are very common in the US. High stress with work, family commitments, or pressure to instantly respond with social media are just a few common causes. Anxiety with overwhelming worry and difficulty letting the worry go can be very uncomfortable physically and can interfere with normal functioning.   How to Handle Depression...

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When Summer Doesn’t Cure Sadness

June, Summer is  has finally begun. Perhaps you are relishing the sun, the longer days and the easier schedule. Perhaps you find your mood is better and you have more energy. Great! Drink it in and relish each moment. But perhaps you have noticed you are feeling irritable or more down, less energy but not sleeping well. A sense of disappointment is also there because many of us tell ourselves,...

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Are You Raising Your Daughter to be Resilient?

We all want our daughters to be secure in themselves and make positive choices in their lives. We want them to feel good about the way they look and recognize each of their individual talents. We want them to be prepared to work through their own problems and grow up to be a healthy and happy adult. As parents, why does it seem so challenging at times to encourage resiliency? Even girls growing...

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